MX23RW : Saturday, September 22 00:03:49
Oct 18, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​BMO Field
Toronto
1-1
MontrealMontreal Impact
Creavalle (20')
Jackson (88'), Bendik (94'), De Rosario (95')
Osorio (93')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Martins (39')
Camara (5'), Ferrari (55'), Bush (90')
Pearce (82'), Camara (95')

Result: Toronto's playoff hopes ended with Montreal Impact draw

Toronto's Eastern Conference playoff hopes are ended by a 1-1 draw with bottom club Montreal Impact in which three players are sent off in the final 10 minutes.

Toronto suffered a fatal setback in their pursuit of an Eastern Conference playoff place by surrendering the lead to draw 1-1 with Montreal Impact on Saturday.

Felipe Martins cancelled out Warren Creavalle's opener in the first half, and Toronto could not find a winner even when Heath Pearce became the first of three men to be sent off in the latter stages.

Creavalle put the Canadians ahead on 20 minutes with a scuffed finish into the bottom corner from the left edge of the box.

Former Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion striker Luke Moore blazed over the crossbar for Toronto moments later, before Montreal began to apply some pressure at the other end.

Martins and Jack McInerney both shot wide before the Eastern Conference's bottom side equalised through their Brazilian striker, who found the top corner from Andres Romero's pass on 39 minutes.

The visitors to BMO Field took this momentum into the second period as McInerney hit the crossbar, while Martins and Pearce also had chances as Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik kept them on level terms.

Gilberto spurned an opportunity at the other end and shot straight at Impact stopper Evan Bush before the game's feisty final stages, which saw Pearce dismissed for a reckless 82nd-minute lunge on Dominic Oduro.

The referee evened things up in stoppage time as Toronto's Jonathan Osorio was shown red on a bad night for his side, who are now five points behind Columbus Crew with one regular-season game left to play.

Montreal's Hassoun Camara was shown a second booking for his part in a post-game melee.

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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta29186563362760
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls29175753322156
3New York City FCNY City29147851381349
4Columbus Crew2912893737044
5Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia29134124145-443
6Montreal ImpactMontreal29123144146-539
7DC United2898114848035
8New England RevolutionNew England28810104143-234
9Toronto2886145055-530
10Chicago Fire2876154152-1127
11Orlando City2873184066-2624

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas28156754342051
2Dallas28148647371050
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles28138755431247
4Portland TimbersPortland2913884442247
5Real Salt LakeSalt Lake29136104947245
6Seattle SoundersSeattle28135103729844
7Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver28117104654-840
8Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy29108115459-538
9Houston DynamoHouston2887134743431
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd2893164055-1530
11Colorado RapidsColorado2866163153-2224
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes2948174561-1620

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